Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency | HOMELESSNESS
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MDHA has a long history of addressing homelessness in Metropolitan Nashville-Davidson County and has served as the lead agency for accessing HUD Continuum of Care (CoC) funding since 1992. The agency facilitates Nashville’s CoC process and administers the HUD Emergency Solutions Grants Program (ESG), Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA), and Supportive Housing Program (SHP) funds. MDHA is the lead agency for the community’s Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) and also manages more than 300 VASH program rental vouchers for homeless veterans. Continuum of Care Each year, agencies in Nashville submit project proposals to HUD for its competitive Continuum of Care funding for transitional and permanent supportive housing for homeless people. Copies of the individual applications may be requested via e-mail from Suzie Tolmie, MDHA’s homeless coordinator, at The CoC Exhibit 1 is posted as a link on this website. It provides a detailed look at how Nashville is addressing homelessness and covers: Long-term strategic planning efforts

  • The number of homeless individuals and families and their needs
  • The CoC’s governance structure, member organizations, decision-Making processes; and quantitative measures that show progress in reducing homelessness, including chronic homelessness

Where to Find Help “Where to Find Help” is a comprehensive, online directory for individuals and families struggling with homelessness in the Davidson County area. The listings for services and meals are posted on this website. To find the most current versions, or to learn more, Click Here to visit the Metropolitan Homelessness Commission’s Web site.